FZ50 Horrific at 400/800 at low NR

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FZ50 Horrific at 400/800 at low NR
Aug 16, 2006

I have had my FZ50 since Friday morning. Tonight I ran a controlled test (tripod; timed shutter release; same “test pattern” subject; large JPEG). “NR” was set at low. All other options set at “flat” low. Test pattern was shot at 100/400/800 – all within 2-3 minutes.

The results (viewed at full pixel) are shocking. The noise (at 400 & 800) defies description. Never have I seen the amount of noise present in these images.

Please do not accuse me of being a pilgrim in this field. I have owned many, many 35mm, MF, LF and digital systems in 17 years as an active shooter. Currently I shoot gigapixel images with a D2X, 200 macro, 300 VR and 500AFS II.

My FZ50 will be packed and returned to Amazon tomorrow. Don’t waste your time or money on this camera.

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